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Perhaps Trump will ponder his fate


January 15, 2021 Letters to the Editor

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In the beginning, he alienated America’s allies and befriended its enemies.

He replenished the coffers of the rich, widening the ever-growing disparity of wealth in America.

Conversely, he slashed precious life-support entitlements for the poor and the elderly.

In his anxiety to overturn the Affordable Care Act, each bungled attempt failed to produce a feasible remedy. Instead, he substituted broken promises, as America’s cherished values began to fade away.

Perhaps, one day, Donald Trump may ponder his fate, finding the appropriate words in a song, “What Kind of Fool Am I?” popularized by legendary entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. more than a half-century ago:

“What kind of fool am I, who never fell in love? It seems that I’m the only one that I have been thinking of. What kind of man is this? An empty shell, a lonely cell in which an empty heart must dwell. What kind of clown am I? What do I know of life?”

On Nov. 3, more than 70 million Americans voted for Donald Trump, a formidable number that remains a legitimate threat to American democracy.

At last year’s State of the Union address, in an inappropriate, standing-ovation sideshow, Rush Limbaugh was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump, certifying the great divide that exists in America today.

After more than three decades, Limbaugh’s bombastic rhetoric still echoes dangerously over America’s radio air waves, from a pioneer who promoted a conservative movement that altered America’s identity throughout a turbulent 21st century.

Gino Mariotti,


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